American Female Sprinters

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  1. jacknyc

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    There is such a good crop of young American female sprinters these days, that they deserve their own thread so we can make note and keep track of their performances -

    -Jenna Prandini just won the Pac-12 100m Championships, and finished 3rd in the 200m. She is a red-shirt freshman.
    -Emily Blok finished 2nd at the Mtn West Championships in the 100m and 200m, missing 1st place in both races by 2/100s of a second.
    Jenna and Emily are the 2 fastest white American female sprinters ever - to the best of my knowledge.
    -Katie Wise is a freshman at Indiana St. and won the Missouri Valley Conf. Championships 100m.
    -Jenna Puterbaugh runs for USC and finished 4th in the 200m behind Prandini at the Pac-12 Championships.
    -Georganne Moline runs for Arizona and was an Olympic finalist in the 400m hurdles in London. She showed her flat speed with a blistering 23.37 in April.
    -Hannah Cunliffe is a teenage phenom, whose exploits are well documented in other threads.
    -Mary Beth Sant is another amazing HSer with the fastest 100m time in the country so far this year -11.38.

    Here are the girls' personal bests:
    Jenna Prandini 11.31/23.14
    Emily Blok 11.32/23.25
    Katie Wise 11.41/23.52
    Georganne Moline NA/23.32
    Jenna Puterbaugh 11.60/23.48
    Mary Beth Sant 11.38/23.91
    Hannah Cunliffe 11.58/23.85

    This quality and depth of female sprinters is unprecedented in the US. All these girls are in college or high school, so they are still developing. Truly exciting!
     
  2. jacknyc

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    Although she is a hurdler, I should add Stanford's Katie Nelms to this list. She sometimes runs the flat sprints and her times are comparable to the above group.
    -Katie Nelms 11.45/23.36
     
  3. albinosprint

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    Great Thread! thanks for the research.
     
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